Heterogeneous rates of genome rearrangement contributed to the disparity of species richness in Ascomycota

BACKGROUND Chromosomal rearrangements have been shown to facilitate speciation through creating a barrier of gene flow. However, it is not known whether heterogeneous rates of chromosomal rearrangement at the genome scale contributed to the huge disparity of species richness among different groups of organisms, which is one of the most remarkable and… CONTINUE READING